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gordini
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Re: Hello

Post by gordini » Fri 10 Oct 2008, 12:19

Welcome to the site Dave...theres a lot of Boere,Brits and other englishmen here and you WILL enjoy what they have to say. :roll: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Hello

Post by RASSIE » Fri 10 Oct 2008, 12:31

Hi Dave I love your Olds. Is it a 74 model Cutless? My family in Klerksdorp got a 4 door with a 350 Olds motor. I got a 6.6 Olds motor spare. Cheers Rassie.
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PeteLeathersac
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Re: Hello

Post by PeteLeathersac » Fri 10 Oct 2008, 14:30

WOW...a '70 442 Post car!!!
Is it a real one?.
I used to have a '70 442 Post myself...also had a '69 442 Post and they're waaaay rarer than the Hardtops also lighter and stronger w/ the B-Pillar when under torque too so is why the smart drag racers usually chose Post cars..
From memory here so sorry if I'm off a bit but '70 Post production was 1688 units, mine was an autobox at I think 1065 cars...the balance being 4-Spds..
The Std. 442 engines were 455 w/ 365 Hp...W30's a 455 but 370 Hp..
Mine was also a factory W25 Hood car...same hood as the W30 cars but W30's are different engines and even rarer yet...especially on the Post body!.
Love to see more of your car!.

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ZA Perana
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Re: Hello

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 10 Oct 2008, 19:36

Welcome to the forum....awesome beast you have there, please post up a few more pictures, wasnt aware that there were any of these cars in SA...
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PeteLeathersac
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Re: Hello

Post by PeteLeathersac » Fri 10 Oct 2008, 20:32

Love to hear more on your other Olds when you can...a Hurst car perhaps?.

Are the engine and trans in your '70 the originals?.
You may know this already and they're tough to see but the sequential Vins are stamped on both...the engine really hard to see and you have to pull a bracket off to see it...power steering bracket I think?. The trans easier as it's on the side of the case..
Even though your car is a flat hood car, adding a W25 hood would look great...they're 70 only as the 71/72 hoods look similar but are different at the front.. The double bump flat hoods from 69 fit the 70's when you change the front centre piece but the W25 hoods were new for 70..
I expect your Vin and body cowl tag both have the 4477 on them?.
Do you know how the car landed in SA...just wondering if it by chance came via Canada as the original documents may be available from GM Canada if it was..
Is the roof painted, not vinyl?. Love to see a pic of your cowl tag!.
Personal opinion here...although Torque Thrusts are my favourite mags, a set of factory steel wheels and dog-dish hubcaps go best w/ post cars!.
Nice to see you still have the correct '70 only 442 rear bumper...they're hard to find and expensive now!.



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Re: Hello

Post by FairmontGT » Sat 11 Oct 2008, 08:53

What a beautiful car! Welcome to the site, lots of like minded locals and overseas people on the site.
Yes we did build muscle cars in RSA!!!!
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Re: Hello

Post by Druss » Sat 11 Oct 2008, 19:14

Yes I must say it is n reeeeeaaalllyy beautifull car!! Excellent!!! And welcome Dave!

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Re: Hello

Post by zahistorics » Mon 13 Oct 2008, 20:29

Welcome Dave. What a stunning car, and nice to see something unusual too.

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Re: Hello

Post by zahistorics » Mon 13 Oct 2008, 20:39

That picture shows that it is kind of strange how we think of old muscle cars as big vehicles.... until we see them next to modern cars with their acres of crumple zone.

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Re: Hello

Post by Graeme » Wed 15 Oct 2008, 22:35

hows about a pic of that rare olds you got there
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